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Noob question here.  I have a bunch of bases that need actual basing materials on them.  I also have a bag of GW sand.  What kind of glue should I use for that?  Is regular old Elmer's glue good enough to glue sand to a base?


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Yeah. Regular old Elmer's glue. Or Super glue if you want to make 100% sure it's staying there :lol:



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Thank you, that's very helpful.  Follow-up question:  I believe you can actually paint the GW sand.  Is this something you should do after it is glued to the base?  Or before?  If before you glue it, how do you even do that?  Thanks.


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I use superglue to get a very nice effect. Paint sand on base but the best way is apply before priming
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Thank you, that is very helpful.


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PVA (available in any craft store) is fine for sand too. Up to you if you want to cover the rims or not. If you don't, then you can paint these any colour you want.

Sand will peel off if it's not painted. Personally, I'd recommend watering your paints down like normal (or base before you use a spray undercoat going forward).

Depending on the sand, you may need to wash it first (i.e. beach sand)

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Once sand is glued to the base, you can also paint over some watered down PVA glue to hold it in place before painting. The glue is white but dries transparent.
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